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Table 2 Primary care physician rates of preventive service-related practicessa implemented via enhanced academic detailing intervention (N = 168)

From: Implementing academic detailing for breast cancer screening in underserved communities

  Intervention Comparison  
  M (SD)% M (SD)% p-value b
Acquiring information c
   Participating in seminars or conferences on breast cancer detection 7. 0 0.002
Physician self-efficacy d
   Confidence that counseling patients about health behavior and lifestyle to result in their successfully modifying their behaviors 1.96 (0.82) 2.71 (0.88) < 0.0001
Office-based tools and techniques e
   Using lists or flow sheets in patients' charts 33 34 0.01
   Using card files or other paper tickler systems 14 17 0.05
   Using notices or stickers on patients' charts 20 8 0.02
   Using computerized tracking or prompting services 6 0.6 0.02
   Reminder notices given or mailed to patients 26 16 0.16
   Patient-held mini-records of preventive services 10 10 0.98
   Performance targets for mammographyc 52 8 0.009
   Performance targets for clinical breast exams 44 6 0.57
Patient Education e
   Using pamphlets or other printed materials 44 41 0.03
   Using wall posters or other graphic displays 41 38 0.04
   Using video or slide presentations 6 8 0.26
   Health risk appraisal instruments 7 4 0.80
Nursing or other office staff and the delivery of preventive services e
   Involving nursing or other office staff in tracking and prompting preventive care 18 7 0.03
   Involving nursing or other office staff in counseling patients about preventive services 19 5 0.001
  1. aCollected only at follow-up
  2. bTwo-sided tests comparing post test scores by arm using X2.
  3. cPercent of participants who report "yes."
  4. dLikert scale from 1–4, 1 = very confident 4 = not at all confident
  5. ePercent use routinely